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  •   Home > News > Sports > Athletics

    Kenyan marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge has sent a warning to his rivals ahead of this year's Tokyo Games

    Kenyan marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge has sent a warning to his rivals ahead of this year's Tokyo Games


    The Olympic champion and world record holder has dominated his latest event in the Netherlands, finishing in a time of two hours, four minutes and 30 seconds.

    He's reaffirmed his status as favourite for the Olympic race in Sapporo during August.

    © 2021 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


     Other Athletics News
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     08 May: International Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates says the Tokyo Games will go ahead because organisers have designed a custom-made Olympic bubble to protect athletes and the Japanese people
     06 May: Weightlifting New Zealand are certain Laurel Hubbard meets the International Olympic Committee's criteria for selection
     28 Apr: British Olympic swimming champion Adam Peaty says athletes have a right to express their opinions and take a stance without being punished, in response to a ban on protests during the Tokyo Games
     21 Apr: The New Zealand's men's canoe sprint team selected for Tokyo have plenty of history
     18 Apr: High jumper Hamish Kerr's just grateful to be doing what he loves
     17 Apr: World 100 metres champion Christian Coleman will still miss the Tokyo Olympics despite having a two year ban reduced
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